March 17, 2020

II-V-I Progression, Pt. 1


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play the iconic II-V-I Progression, Pt. 1 using traditional and contemporary shell voicings for your left hand. Be sure to Download the Podcast Guide for this podcast that musically notates the II-V-I Progression using traditional and contemporary shell voicings in all 12 major keys. An invaluable educational tool to reference while studying and practicing this iconic progression and voicings. Download Podcast Guide.

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1. Voicings
    1. Minor Voicings
      1. Traditional Shells
        1. 3-7-9
        2. 7-3-5
      2. Contemporary Shells
        1. 1-4-7
        2. 5-1-4
    2. Dominant Voicings
      1. Traditional Shells
        1. 3-7-9
        2. 7-3-5
      2. Contemporary Shells
        1. 3-6-9
        2. 7-3-6
    3. Major Voicings
      1. Traditional Shells
        1. 3-7-9
        2. 7-3-5
      2. Contemporary Shells
        1. 3-6-9
        2. 7-3-6
  2. II-V-I Progression
    1. Using Traditional Shell Voicings
      1. Option 1
        1. II = 3-7-9
        2. V = 7-3-5
        3. I = 3-7-9
      2. Option 2
        1. II = 7-3-5
        2. V = 3-7-9
        3. I = 7-3-5
    2. Using Contemporary Shell Voicings
      1. Option 1
        1. II = 1-4-7
        2. V = 7-3-6
        3. I = 3-6-9
      2. Option 2
        1. II = 5-1-4
        2. V = 3-6-9
        3. I = 7-3-6

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